Yamanashi Prefectural Mt.Fuji 5th Station Center

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Yamanashi Prefectural Mt.Fuji 5th Station Center

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jingi13
Franklin Lakes, NJ135 contributions
Visit to Mt Fuji
May 2019 • Couples
Our tour guide took us to the 5th station . It was a spectacular & a clear day and the entire mountain was in clear view. We were lucky as many have advised that visibility is often blocked by clouds. A must see in Japan.
Written May 24, 2019
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Hywel E
Fujiyoshida, Japan22 contributions
There are more historic Fifth Stations accessible from the country road
Sep 2018 • Solo
Be aware that the Subaru Line-connected Fuji 5th Station is essentially a tourist trap. Most people get catapulted to this point on tours or by bus rides and from here you might climb to the top. It's been like this since the 60s when the Subaru Line road was constructed but it wasn't always like that -- historically, there was a much livelier scene below the 5th. Admittedly, it's fun to get the chance to talk to other tourists around the Center and the shops aren't bad, by any means. The downside is that there is huge wear and tear (probably unsustainable) on the mountain above the Fifth while the areas below are completely neglected -- with a series of historic structures in a state of utter collapse. It's a perfect example of how NOT to conduct sustainable tourism. To put it into perspective, the country walk from the Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine is beautiful and atmospheric. You probably won't see another person until you get to the 5th Station and all the historic structures between there and Nakanochaya (near the bottom) have collapsed. Eerie but fascinating reminders of a bustling scene below the 5th in years gone by.
Written September 13, 2018
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Casuela
Eagle, ID303 contributions
Gateway to Fuji
Jun 2017 • Family
VERY touristy, but well done. Many little shops with tax-free shopping for foreigners, restaurants, and a shrine. Several hiking paths and of course gateway to the north face ascension. However, the path up was closed. MAKE SURE TO CHECK IF IT IS OPEN BEFORE YOU GET HERE. Apparently the other faces were open. Oh well. We went on a hike instead around the northwest and it was lovely. No garbage cans. Pack it in, pack it out.
Written June 17, 2017
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,061 contributions
A gathering place for tourists.
Jul 2016 • Couples
The 5th station is, of course, part of the trail to the top of Mt. Fuji.
however, for most people, it's just a huge gathering place for countless tourists groups on day trips to the mountain, and this is as high as they go.
Don't expect to actually see the mountain (unless the weather is incredibly clear, which it probably won't be), but the view is lovely and there's also a little shrine to visit, an information center and a couple of shops and eateries.
Written April 3, 2017
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victoriarod0
Albuquerque, NM52 contributions
Lots to do while you wait to acclimate
Aug 2015
If you are climbing Mt. Fuji it is important to spend some time at the 5th station acclimating. There are lots of restaurants and shops to explore while you wait. Even if you are not hiking Mt. Fuji, the 5th station is a great place to visit to get a good look at the top of the mountain.
Written April 21, 2016
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DBseestheWorld
Killeen, TX60 contributions
Unique, gateway to Fuji-san for climbers
May 2015 • Family
Have climbed Fuji-san multiple times. Found the shops and restaurants at 5th station to include all manner of food, souvenirs and "gear" for the would be hikers.
Written December 29, 2015
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Don P
Dallas, TX14,494 contributions
If you want information about the locality, this place is excellent
Aug 2015 • Couples
The information center is right across from the horse stand just at the start of the Yoshida trail. When I went in they helped me with excellent English and I heard several other languages also being used to help people. They provided a local map of the trails so that I could just hike in the area to enjoy Mt. Fuji without having to climb to the summit.
Written August 16, 2015
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